Veterans, who have ninety (90) days of wartime service, including Merchant Marines who served during WWII, are eligible for a $1,500 exemption for property tax purposes (e.g., real estate property or automobiles).

Veterans below a certain income level and/or disabled veterans are eligible for additional property tax exemptions. Surviving spouses of veterans may also be eligible for this benefit. Contact your municipality’s Tax Assessor Officer for specific details. [(CGS Sec. 12-81, CGS sec. 12-81g)

An exemption is the reduction of the property’s assessed value for tax purposes. (CGS Sec. 12-81).